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Given the now not-so-recent discovery that favicons can be used to track and de-anonymize users (see sources below), is it possible to add a toggle in the Settings menu to quickly disable favicons from loading?

I know that this exists as an experimental feature Configuration Editor (about:config), but I think it might be a good idea to move it / promote to the main Settings menu so its easier for more users to take this mitigation step, should they decide to do so.


Research paper by University of Illinois at Chicago that brought this mainstream attention:

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I haven't noticed those preferences and I'm not sure what they are for.

Firefox tends to focus on protecting against cross-site tracking. I don't know whether this technique can be used for cross-site tracking.

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thank you